Celebration after representatives of 196 countries approved a sweeping environmental agreement at COP21 in Paris. Credit: U.S. Department of State.
Our events programme for autumn is bursting with topical issues and themes.
The Monday night lecture series for members features talks on ocean health, the sustainable development goals and the women’s Euro-Arabian North Pole expedition to name but a few. While our Collections-related events include an afternoon talk on Eric Newby’s life and journeys, a talk and display on the geographical life and times of Thomas Cole, and an exhibition of platinum prints from the first reconnaissance expedition to Everest.
In the wake of Blue Planet II, Liz Bonnin will reveal the full scale of the problem of plastic in our oceans in her lecture Drowning in plastic, and explore solutions to what is arguably one of the biggest environmental disasters of our time. And a panel of experts will explore whether the Paris climate agreement is still a viable option in a public discussion of the progress that’s been made in tackling climate change since December 2015.
A screening of Hamilton Rice’s film Amazon, which documents the use of pioneering technological innovations to discover the easterly tributaries of the Amazonian basin, will be accompanied by a live pianist and will be followed by a panel discussion about the film’s importance to community engagement and research projects today.
A journey through Hungary will take you on a journey of discovery through the country’s rich landscapes, culture and culinary palette. Hungarian food and wine will be included in this evening.
Now you have a taster, see what else we have coming up in our autumn programme.
Space and time on Earth are regulated by the prime (Greenwich) meridian, 0'. Before the 1880s more than 25 prime meridians were in use, resulting in problems of global measurement that engaged geographers, astronomers and navigators.
13 March 2017
The experiences of a two-month crossing of Southern India: heat stroke, leopards, mountains, mosquitos, sleeping rough, and why it was all completely brilliant.
16 March 2016
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